Tag: boyfriend

How do I handle a messy friend breakup?

Published: June 6, 2011 | Last Updated: June 6, 2011 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, A few months ago, I had a horrible falling out with my closest friend of 15 years. She had been such a solid fixture in my life for so long that I’m feeling rather unmoored. It was – up to this point – a really wonderful friendship.   On the night that […]

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Surprise! She’s back…

Published: April 7, 2011 | Last Updated: April 7, 2011 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, Recently discovered your column (it’s awesome) and hope you can help me gain some perspective.   I was introduced to my husband by my good friend. She was dating his best friend at the time. She and her boyfriend broke up, but we continued to be friends until I stopped hearing from […]

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You don’t have to be a rocket scientist…

Published: February 4, 2011 | Last Updated: February 20, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a bachelor’s degree in English. Even with my college degree, I haven’t been able to find any high paying jobs so I have been working as a secretary for the past seven years. The people in my current social circle (secretaries) tend to be low-to-middle income people, many of whom […]

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Left out: When your gal pal falls in love with guy pal

Published: October 14, 2010 | Last Updated: October 14, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Is it natural to be jealous? How do you handle the changes in the friendship?   QUESTION Dear Irene, I’m 22, and my best friend Allie and I have been friends for 11 years. We went to middle and high school together, and stayed incredibly close despite four years at different colleges in different cities, […]

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BFFs & BFs: Preventing Problems Between Your Two Faves

Published: July 17, 2010 | Last Updated: May 31, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

Her Campus.com July 17, 2010 By Cara Sprunk “I dated Tim, who was a great boyfriend (and still is) but was really involved in his super-conceited fraternity. All the guys in it thought they were really hot and cool, just because they pledged this house. Every time I went to the frat house they were […]

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A friend you can count on…well, sometimes

Published: March 19, 2010 | Last Updated: March 19, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene: My friend sent me a message on Facebook (a personal message, not where it could be read by everyone). She said: Hey, your birthday is coming up Friday, what do you want to do? She said she wanted us to do something, just her and me. She said her boyfriend didn’t want […]

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Can a friend who is ‘green with envy’ really be a friend?

Published: February 28, 2010 | Last Updated: February 28, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION   Dear Irene: I am in my mid-thirties and have always made and had easy friendships. People really like me and I like them and being liked. All would be well except that I harbor a very strong and miserable envious streak. I cannot bear to see my friends be happy in their romantic […]

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Watching a good friend make bad decisions

Published: December 12, 2009 | Last Updated: August 25, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   My friend Michelle, whom I’ve known over ten years, was a late relationship bloomer. She broke up with her first serious boyfriend about a year ago; they were together for three years. It destroyed her. But less than two weeks later, she was talking to him again. He didn’t want to […]

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Inseparable friends until…

Published: November 19, 2009 | Last Updated: November 19, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Dr. Levine, I just had an argument with my best friend of about a year and a half. We go to law school together and are usually inseparable. She recently got out of a relationship that ended badly and, as a result, she’s taken a zero-tolerance approach to dealing with people.   I […]

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Friends don’t judge—or do they?

Published: April 15, 2009 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

Some people feel just the way you do—that friends don’t judge each other. Others feel just as strongly they should be honest and tell a friend when she is doing something risky or hurtful.

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